Central Star TEAMMATES
Doing what ever it takes to keep families together
Wraparound is a nationally recognized approach to working with youth and their families that is family- centered and strengths-based. It is an evidence-based practice, and research studies show that it is effective. The goal is to support youth in out-of-home foster care placement to live with a family (parents, relatives, or guardians) and to make permanent relations with caring adults.
Wraparound services are designed to “do whatever it takes” to help youth and their families to stay together, achieve success, attend school, and participate in community activities. This approach combines mental health and child welfare methods in a comprehensive psychosocial rehabilitative approach. Click for more on the “Whatever it takes” approach.
TAY Hot Spot
A separate location is provided for Community Services and TEAMMATES TAY clients that offers therapeutic and socialization groups and activities, as well as resources to support educational, vocational, and other independent living skill development.
TEAMMATES Wraparound Approach
TEAMMATES’ intensive, community-based and family-centered approach is implemented by collaborative teams, including professional and lay staff, and family and community representatives.
Below is a partial list of the comprehensive programs and services available to our Wraparound clients:
- Crisis Intervention
- Mental Health Services
- Substance abuse counseling
- Family safety planning
- Support by parent partner and youth mentors
- Independent living skills training
- Specialized groups for youth and parents
- Education Support, School-based services
Jennifer Seidel, LMFT
3433 W. Shaw Ave., Ste. 102
Fresno, CA 93711
Phone: (559) 558-4051 ext. 241
Fax: (559) 354-0160